Thursday, April 6, 2017

Letters about letters about letters

Dear Publisher:

Recently I queried you about publishing a book of my letters to publishers. I have amassed a significant collection of letters to publishers and editors and feel these would be of great interest to both the general reading population and to the professional writing community. These letters take innovative and unusual approaches to the history of soliciting publication. I still hope you will be interested in publishing such an exciting volume, but I am in no way trying to speed you along or find out what your initial response has been. Please take your time and consider my proposal carefully.

Today I am instead here before you with a different, equally wonderful opportunity for you to consider while you let my first proposal percolate. I am hoping you might be interested in publishing a collection of my letters to publishers regarding my letters to publishers. This would be a collection of interesting and compelling letters to publishers I have written regarding the possibility of their publishing a thick volume of my letters to publishers. So, to be clear, these will be letters to publishers and editors asking them to publish my letters to publishers and editors. While I feel the market for this collection may be a more specialized one, I think the smallness of that market will be compensated for in the passion such a group of people would feel for such a product.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding publishing either or both of these volumes, and, once again urge you to take all the time you need to make up your mind. I'm pretty busy writing letters to publishers about letters to publishers about letters to publishers these days anyway, and may have one more proposal for you in a month or two.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

F. Calypso

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